Answering your common questions about Saudi Arabia Tours
IS SAUDI ARABIA OPEN TO TOURISTS?
Yes - they re-opened to tourists in August 2021. You can read the latest entry requirements on the FCDO website here.
DO I NEED A VISA TO VISIT SAUDI ARABIA?
Yes you do and the Saudi authorities have a new e-visa system which is quick and efficient to apply. Unlike some of the visa applications around the world, the system is modern and easy to use. We will assist our clients to ensure you have the latest details and guidance on how to apply. We always advise clients to check the latest entry requirements via the FCDO website here.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
International visitors are no longer required to wear specific traditional clothing whilst touring around Saudi Arabia. Historically, Saudi Arabia does have strict Muslim rules regarding modest dress, however these are changing as the country opens up to the world and relaxes their rules. Dress code is dependent on individual establishments, some casual, others keen on sophistication. Places of worship specifically do require you to dress modestly while visiting. Remember, over 60% of the country is under 30 and so you will be surprised how fashion conscious relaxed you will find locals.
ARE WOMEN ALLOWED TO TRAVEL ON THEIR OWN?
Yes. Historically, Saudi Arabia does have strict Muslim rules regarding modest dress and women's rights, however these are changing as the country opens up to the world and relaxes their rules. You can read more about this here:
DO YOU INCLUDE FLIGHTS?
This depends on the Saudi Arabia tour you book and we will detail this on the itinerary page. If they are not included in the price on the website, we should be able to add them on for you and will discuss this with you. When a flight is added to a package you will benefit from ATOL cover for your financial protection.
CAN YOU INSURE ME FOR TRAVEL?
We do not sell insurance ourselves but can provide contact details to a few providers we have selected for offering decent levels of cover including Covid cover. In addition to this, when you purchase your Saudi Arabia e-visa, the Saudi government require you to purchase a medical insurance policy to cover you during your trip. If you hold an existing travel policy, we always advise you check it is valid for the trip you are booking, the destination and any activities you may be undertaking.
ARE YOU BASED IN THE UK?
Yes. We are a small, award-winning travel company based in the UK.
IS MY MONEY SECURE?
Yes. We are members of ABTA in the UK and have a financial bond in place to cover any monies held. For flight-inclusive holidays your trip is covered by the relevant ATOL licence for that trip and we will provide you with your ATOL certificate.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Simply call us on 01543 258631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist further. A deposit will be required to secure your booking and this can vary depending on the trip you are booking. Our service is very bespoke to each client so we will guide you through all the information you need.
If you have a any additional questions we will be happy to help when booking with us.